I like to get answers to my questions quickly. I don’t want to spend a bunch of time researching and trying to figure them out.
Who has the time for that?
Can you relate?
If some of the questions you have is “why don’t I hear God speak to me more often?” or “why can’t I ever hear God speak to me?”, the answer is – it takes having a personal relationship with God to regularly hear him. The closer I get to him, the louder and more clearly his voice becomes.
Yes, sometimes he will just speak out of the blue to someone who doesn’t even believe in him. But, generally, getting our communication channels open with God takes time and effort.
We like to take short cuts by listening to the pastor for 20 minutes on Sunday morning so he can teach us something from God’s Word. We like reading Christian books and devotionals where other Christians share what they heard from God. Don’t get me wrong – this is good – I’m a Christian blogger, aren’t I? The Holy Spirit can and does use all of these methods to reveal truth to us.
But I will never have a close personal relationship with God through someone else. It’s got to be just him and me for many hours, many weeks, many months, many years. If I really want to know and hear God, spending significant, serious time with him and obeying what I read and hear is the answer.
“God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.” Psalm 53: 2.
He’s looking down right now. What does he see?